It makes sense, then, that we’re involved with the Milken Institute, whose motto is “Changing the World in Innovative Ways.”
At next week’s 2017 Global Conference, leading global experts, including five BlackBerry executives, will come together to tackle the economic, technological, and business challenges related to this year’s topic of “Building Meaningful Lives.”
Our Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard will be participating in a dinner sponsored by Toyota on the topic, “Will Technology Outpace Human Intelligence?” James Kuffner, CTO of Toyota Research Institute, will host the dinner.
BlackBerry President, Global Sales Carl Wiese and I will also be in attendance at Milken.
Those of you who are in town should swing by the Valet Area of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, which is hosting the conference, as we’ll be demoing a BlackBerry software powered Jaguar XJ (concept car).
First debuted at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the Jaguar XJ is the next stage in the software-defined car. Powered by BlackBerry software, the Jaguar’s digital cockpit features a consolidated Electronic Control Unit (ECU), which combines the infotainment system and digital instrument cluster onto a single System-on-a-Chip (SoC) – all while using BlackBerry’s hypervisor software to isolate and keep each system crash-proof and safe. The Jaguar also uses our Acoustics Management Platform to enhance communication between driver and passengers and reduce engine sound.
At BlackBerry, we know the world is changing. And we’re leading the way, constantly innovating as we prepare ourselves – and the world – for the Enterprise of Things. As the world becomes increasingly connected, BlackBerry will keep you safe, connected and mobile.
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About Neelam Sandhu
SVP Sustainability & Chief Elite Customer Success Officer at BlackBerry Neelam Sandhu is Senior Vice President Sustainability and Chief Elite Customer Success Officer, at BlackBerry, reporting to the CEO. In this role she leads the relationships with BlackBerry’s top customers, driving them to gain long-term competitive advantages by leveraging the breadth and depth of the BlackBerry platform. Neelam is also responsible for corporate sustainability at BlackBerry. Additionally, she assists the CEO on some operational tasks.
Since joining BlackBerry in 2009 Neelam has held various positions, based out of the company’s United Kingdom, New York and California offices. Her responsibilities have included Brand Management, Brand Messaging, Marketing Operations, Go-To-Market planning, Corporate Strategic Initiatives, and CEO Office Business Operations.
Neelam serves on the Board of AFCEA DC, and Chairs the Consumer Technology Association’s Artificial Intelligence Committee. She holds a Bachelor’s degree, with Honors, in Business Management, from the University of Leicester and an Executive Certification in Financial Analysis from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.